Monday February 17th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

104 Responses to Monday February 17th – Open Thread

  1. DanDeplorable says:

    Liked by 4 people

  2. citizen817 says:

    Liked by 8 people

  3. Mary Van Deusen says:

    An experiment for anyone who has the patience to participate.

    Cuts Versus Dissolves

    I love cuts. Especially with a piano piece where the notes are so clear and crisp. Though a gentle orchestra piece often cries out for dissolves. So what is the general opinion of cuts versus dissolves in a piano piece?

    This is a bright and shiny new music video of earthview abstractions. The music is by Joseph Blanchard, a gentleman of great heart who performs for patients in hospitals and cancer clinics. He can’t read music so he composes and “remembers” what he played. He simply awes me.

    DISSOLVES – Earthview Landscape Abstractions 3

    CUTS – Earthview Landscape Abstractions 3

    Liked by 3 people

  4. citizen817 says:

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Why “More Noble”?

    By Pastor Kevin Sadler

    1 Thes. 2:13: “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”

    Acts 17:11: “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

    I had one of those “Aha!” moments when studying God’s Word recently. It has troubled me for years as to why Paul said “these [Bereans] were more noble than those in Thessalonica.” You hear it said often how the Thessalonian church was a model church. They were noble. Based off of 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, it’s easy to see why we say that. So why were the Bereans more noble than these Thessalonians?

    In 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Paul gives thanks to God without ceasing for the Thessalonians. The reason he was so thankful for them here was for their response to the Word, that when they “received the Word of God,” they received it “not as the word of men” but as the Word of God. Paul was deeply grateful that the Thessalonians recognized the true nature of his preaching and teaching.

    The message Paul brought to them was a revelation from Christ that was unrevealed in the Old Testament. Paul received a new message, a new gospel directly from Christ, and he relayed it to the Thessalonians who “received” it as God’s Word. In Galatians 1:11,12 Paul says, “But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.” Paul wasn’t taught his gospel by man because his gospel could not be found or be taught to him from the Old Testament Scriptures. His gospel necessitated a revelation from Christ in heaven because it was new. It had been unrevealed in the past, hidden in the mind of God (Eph. 3:9).

    Paul, in his missionary journeys, was making known the Word of God by God’s authority, with his words and preaching, without it being found in the written Word of God at that time. Paul was grateful that the Thessalonians not only listened to the message as God’s Word, but that they had swung open their hearts and embraced it warmly as God’s truth. They didn’t believe it was the “word of men,” or just the word of Paul, Silas, Timothy (1 Thes. 1:1), or something they had made up or concocted, but that it was the very Word of God. They believed that the gospel of grace, the revelation of the mystery, and the truth of the Rapture that Paul brought to them was the Word of God, which Paul says was the “truth.”

    The two times “received” is mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 2:13 it conveys two different meanings. The first “received” in the Greek primarily means, “to receive and take from another.” It communicates the idea that the Word of God was heard, understood, and grasped. The second word “received” in the Greek goes a step further. It primarily means, “to accept and welcome eagerly.” When we welcome God’s Word, we’re allowing its truth into our hearts. We receive it for ourselves. We make it our own. We believe it, embrace it, welcome it with full approval. We receive it into the inner man and make it a part of our lives, and by this the Word “effectually worketh…in you that believe.”

    The Bereans also “received the Word of God.” The word “received” in Acts 17:11 is the word meaning that they accepted and welcomed eagerly the Word of God through Paul. But the reason why the Bereans were “more noble” than those in Thessalonica was because they “searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” They received it, believed it, but then they made sure.

    President Ronald Reagan once said, “Trust, but verify.” When Paul spoke of a gospel, a church, a heavenly hope, and a coming of Christ that was unrevealed in the Old Testament Scriptures, the Bereans trusted, but then verified and checked it out for themselves to make sure it was true. This made them “more noble” than the Thessalonians, who just received and trusted. It was noble as well that the Thessalonians trusted the message of Paul, and Paul was thankful for this. But the fact that the Bereans searched the Scriptures daily whether those things were so, made them “more noble.” When we are like the Bereans and verify from Scripture the things we hear and read, then we too are “more noble” in the eyes of God.

    https://www.bereanbiblesociety.org/why-more-noble/

    1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

    Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

    1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
    3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
    4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
    5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

    6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
    7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
    8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
    9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
    10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

    Galatians 1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
    12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

    Liked by 2 people

    • TMonroe says:

      “Paul, in his missionary journeys, was making known the Word of God by God’s authority, with his words and preaching, without it being found in the written Word of God at that time.”

      Let’s look at relevant verses: “And having passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And according to the custom with Paul, he went in to them and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, opening and setting forth that it behooved the Christ to have suffered and to have risen out from the dead, and that “this Jesus whom I preach to you is the Christ”” (Acts 17:1-3).

      “And the brothers sent away both Paul and Silas immediately by night to Berea, who having arrived, went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these, who were more noble than those in Thessalonica, received the word with all readiness, on every day examining the Scriptures, whether these things were so” (Acts 17:10-11). It stands to reason that what was preached concerning Christ’s death and resurrection and the revelation of Jesus as the Messiah was repeated to the Bereans.

      It is worthwhile to examine other Scripture with parallels to what was preached and received in Thessalonica and Berea, especially as it concerns things that were hidden / veiled but later uncovered. First, consider what Jesus told His closest disciples and their reaction: “”You let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men.” But they did not understand this saying, and it was veiled (Gr. parakekalymmenon) from them, that they should not understand it. And they were afraid to ask Him concerning this saying” (Luke 9:44-45).

      Later: “And having taken aside the Twelve, He said to them, “Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things having been written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. For He will be betrayed to the Gentiles and will be mocked and will be insulted and will be spit upon. And having flogged Him, they will kill Him; and on the third day He will rise again.” And they understood none of these things, and this word was hidden (Gr. kekrymmenon) from them, and they did not know the things being spoken.”

      Those on the road to Emmaus were part of a revelation of that which was previously hidden but nonetheless had been foretold in the Scriptures: “And He said to them, “O foolish and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken. Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” And having begun from Moses and from all the Prophets, He interpreted to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures” (Luke 22:25-27).

      As the two quickly went to share this with “the eleven and those with them gathered together” (cf. Luke 24:33), Jesus appeared to them all: “And He said unto to them, “These are my words, which I spoke to you being still with you, that all things having been written concerning Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms, it behooves to be fulfilled.” Then He opened their mind to understand the Scriptures. And He said to them, “Thus it has been written: The Christ was to suffer and to rise out from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins to be proclaimed in His name to all nations, having begun from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things” (Luke 24:44-48).

      Whether it was what had been revealed to those in Thessalonica and Berea about Jesus as Messiah who died and rose again according to the Scriptures or revelation about the Gentiles being “joint-heirs, and a joint-body, and joint-partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus, through the gospel” (Eph. 3:6) as foretold in Scriptures, it is important to let the fullness of scripture inform the nature of revelation and things being hidden / veiled and uncovered in certain manners over the ages.

      Liked by 3 people

  6. Garrison Hall says:

    Here’s a little more cornet flavored jazz . . .

    Liked by 6 people

  7. citizen817 says:

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Lucille says:

    HAPPY BENCH MONDAY AT THE SHORE….

    Minninup, Stratham, West Australia…

    Cape Town, South Africa…

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Lucille says:

    Hiker captures stunning photo of ‘angel in the sky’ thanks to unique weather phenomenon
    A hiker captured a unique photo that was thanks to a weather phenomenon known as a Brocken Spectre.
    Author: Kevin Byrne – Published: 10:47 AM PST February 14, 2020

    Lee Howdle was out enjoying a hike in the English countryside on Friday, Feb. 7, when he looked to the sky and saw an otherwordly sight.

    As he trekked up Mam Tor, a 1,696-foot-high hill in the county of Derbyshire, located in the English Midlands, he saw what appeared to be an angellike image shrouded in mist and surrounded by a colorful halo, staring back at him.

    https://www.krem.com/article/weather/accuweather/hiker-captures-stunning-photo-of-angel-in-the-sky-thanks-to-unique-weather-phenomenon/607-c62b0cb7-8f31-4247-a0f4-1187b9afdba7

    Liked by 2 people

  10. treehouseron says:

    Figured I’d post this here, because I saw it and thought it was thought provoking. Wondering if anybody else has any thoughts about it.

    Tonight I watched the “American Idol” premiere, where they have people audition to be on the show. I enjoy this show typically, because from time to time you get a diamond in the rough, tonight there were a few.

    One of the interesting things on American Idol is that one of the judges is Katy Perry. I disagree with Katy Perry on her politics, but she’s a pretty talented song writer, and a beautiful lady… but as many of you may know ,when she started out she actually was raised in the church and made a lot of religious music at first, when she was a kid.

    So anyways, on the show tonight this 16 year old girl comes in, says she sings in church, and sometimes she sings secular music. Katy says “When you get to Hollywood… it’s ALL Secular” with kind of a disappointment in her voice. When the girl starts singing, Luke says to her “She’s just like you were!” and Katy agrees…. then the girl goes through to the next level of the show, and Katy says “Another lost angel, corrupted by Hollywood.” She says ALL OF THIS with a completely straight face.

    ——————————————————————–

    So later on, this other girl gets on the show, she’s a poor black girl from I think New York. Anyways, after she moves on to the next stage of the show, she asks the judges if she can pray with them. They say sure, and she comes over and grabs everybody’s hand in a prayer circle, then tells them to repeat after her… so Katy is now praying on national television because she’s repeating everything this girl says. So the girl says she wants to give thanks for her family, and her new family she’s met there today, etc.

    I just thought it was very interesting, because I’ve heard people mention before how they felt Katy had ‘lost her way’ and been led astray from God, and on American Idol tonight, in an off the cuff way she talked about that several times on the show. It was pretty fascinating.

    The day MAY COME, not saying it will, but the day may come that she goes full Kanye on us.

    Liked by 3 people

    • H.M.P.D. says:

      Any time I hear Katy Perry’s name…I think of her suing those elderly nuns. I think she has a very dark side to her….therefore I’m no fan. lol
      https://www.insider.com/katy-perry-nuns-los-angeles-convent-sale-feud-timeline-2019-6

      Like

      • treehouseron says:

        You would think that’s cut and dry but the nuns were kind of in the wrong…. they cut a deal with someone else to make more money and then tried to back out of the deal with Katy… pretty horrible story all around

        Liked by 1 person

        • Lucille says:

          While I do believe legitimate contracts should be upheld, indicating the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary are the baddies here is a bit much. They weren’t allowed any say-so in the transaction with Perry. As a matter of fact, the nuns weren’t even informed about it until the property was under contract awaiting approval by the Vatican.

          The surviving nuns were shocked the campus was sold to someone who is into the occult. They believed that they were the legitimate owners (perhaps they received poor counsel here) since they put up the money to purchase the property in the early 70s. So the nuns found someone more acceptable who was willing to pay more money and that’s not horrible, IMO.

          I believe the courts have so far ruled against the nuns. Whatever the final disposition of the court case, it looks like the property was put back on the market last year.

          Like

    • P says:

      This is good news in that it may be her heart is softening and she’s starting to want to come home.

      Her parents have been praying for her to return to the Lord and I’m sure many others have been, too.

      I remember reading/hearing a while ago somewhere where Katy said she had wanted to be the next Amy Grant, but to become famous, she ‘sold her soul’ to the devil.

      I also think I read (again I can’t remember where exactly, might have been at https://gracethrufaith.com/) where if you’ve ever accepted Christ (which I believe she did as a child) you can’t sell your soul to the devil because it’s no longer yours to sell; you are now God’s child.

      She is a “prodigal” at this time, but the word promises in Philippians 1:6 “And I am persuaded of this same thing, that He that hath begun this good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ,….”

      I am believing for Katy’s return to the fold return in answer to the many intercessory prayers that have gone and continue to go up for her and because of Phil 1:6.

      God is moving in everyone’s lives…time is short…pray continually that His will be done, for His will is that no one perish. Immanuel died for every possible sin we can think of and Katy’s sins (past, present, & future) were forgiven and forgotten by the Father the moment she accepted Christ as her Savior.

      As soon as she turns back to Him, the Father will run to greet her and oh what a day of rejoicing that will be for her, her family, and all who have held this young woman in prayer.

      God is so merciful, so loving, so patient with us. Praise, honor, and glory to Him forever. We all have so much to thank and praise Him for…it’s really true, eternity won’t be long enough for all of us to sing His praises!!

      God bless you all, dear Treepers, keep the faith, BELIEVE HIM…every word He has said is true.

      Did find this:
      https://www.gospelherald.com/articles/50266/20140129/former-aspiring-gospel-singer-katy-perry-im-christian.htm and this https://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/can-we-sell-our-soul-to-the-devil/

      Like

  11. Lucille says:

    Democrats in Washington State Target Well-known Conservative Legislator
    Rachel Alexander – Posted: Feb 17, 2020 12:01 AM

    Washington state isn’t known for conservative politicians. But there is one state legislator who stands out amidst a sea of Democrats and moderate Republicans. Matt Shea represents the conservative side of the state, the Spokane area. Because of his views and activism, Democrats made him a target.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2020/02/17/democrats-in-washington-state-target-well-known-conservative-legislator-n2561413

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Jase says:

    Bit of a shot in the dark here, but have any Treepers had any experience with adrenal fatigue?

    Like

    • P says:

      Jase:

      Hope this helps a little. A long article but very well written. https://draxe.com/health/3-steps-to-heal-adrenal-fatigue/ I personally have not had adrenal “fatigue” but have had hypothyroid problems and info at draxe.com has helped in my recovery process. Do research more about this. I like his articles because they are very extensive but remain understandable. Will add you to my prayer list. Don’t stress, all will be well. : )

      Like

  13. hawkins6 says:

    Liked by 7 people

  14. Dora says:

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Parrot says:

    “If You Show Up with Cancer and You’re 95 – We Should Say We Can’t Do Anything” – Bloomberg Explains How Healthcare will Bankrupt Us Unless We Deny Care to Elderly”

    I think Bloomberg is a UniParty joke.
    But we deserve better than this straight up lie.
    Listen up, every ( every = the vast majority) of 95 year old males has some form of prostate cancer. ‘Every’ 80 year old male has some form of prostate cancer. It will be the slow growing variety that ensures the patient will die of something else. It is how medical treatment for 80 year old with slow P ca is run right now, today. No treatment is offered.
    Better the Pundit stops this BS agitprop.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/02/if-you-show-up-with-cancer-and-youre-95-we-should-say-we-cant-do-anything-bloomberg-explains-how-healthcare-will-bankrupt-us-unless-we-deny-care-to-elderly/

    Liked by 1 person

    • budklatsch says:

      Learned at the ripe old age of 75 that I have a form of leukemia. Doctor said, “Don’t worry, you will die of something else before leukemia gets you.” I left the office somewhat comforted.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Lucille says:

        Doctors without empathy or a good “bedside manner” should have to spend years in some hellhole before they can practice among civilized folk. Last year when a specialist was giving me a hard time, I told him off. I still remember the shocked look on his face. THAT comforted me a lot.

        A good friend of mine, a very positive thinker, had beaten cancer several times and was convinced she would again after she was diagnosed the third time. She was still ambulatory, still was able to drive, take care of her animals and see her family and friends. But she’d started having edema especially in her legs and was concerned because of the discomfort. She went to her doctor to find out if she could get some relief. He actually told her, “Don’t worry about it. You don’t have much longer anyway.” Took the stuffings right out of her.

        Without permission to disclose the unvarnished truth, doctors should just keep their mouths shut. It still makes me mad that her callous physician made her final week so sad and without hope.

        Like

  16. Dora says:

    How nice! Congratulations to Stephen and his bride.

    Liked by 6 people

  17. Dora says:

    Please Pray for Salvini!

    Liked by 4 people

  18. duchess01 says:

    Verse of the Day

    “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:”
    Romans 5:1 (KJV)

    Liked by 4 people

  19. Dora says:

    Liked by 1 person

  20. just stevie says:

    THE INITIATIVE AGAINST DEPRESSION

    “Arise and eat.” 1 Kings xix. 5

    The angel did not give Elijah a vision, or explain the Scripture to him, or do anything remarkable; he told Elijah to do the most ordinary thing, viz., to get up and eat. If we were never depressed we should not be alive; it is the nature of a crystal never to be depressed. A human being is capable of depression, otherwise there would be no capacity for exaltation. There are things that are calculated to depress, things that are of the nature of death; and in taking an estimate of yourself, always take into account the capacity for depression.

    When the Spirit of God comes He does not give us visions, He tells us to do the most ordinary things conceivable. Depression is apt to turn us away from the ordinary commonplace things of God’s creation, but whenever God comes, the inspiration is to do the most natural simple things – the things we would never have imagined God was in, and as we do them we find He is there. The inspiration which comes to us in this way is an initiative against depression; we have to do the next thing and do it in the inspiration of God. If we do a thing in order to overcome depression, we deepen the depression; but if the Spirit of God makes us feel intuitively that we must do the thing, and we do it, the depression is gone. Immediately we arise and obey, we enter on a higher plane of life.

    Oswald Chambers
    February 17th Devotional

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Dora says:

    Wow! Was I ever that small? I suppose I was. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

    • Blue Wildflower says:

      The video, which I could not watch all of it, is so shocking that no one wants to “like” it. It brings tears to my eyes and anger to me heart. I pray the world will realize what we are doing to babies. We can no longer call them, the born and unborn. They are alive from the moment they are created.

      Liked by 4 people

      • amwick says:

        When I like a comment, it is sometimes the content, it is sometimes just recognition of the effort (Dora) has made to show an important topic.

        Liked by 5 people

      • jumpinjarhead says:

        Exactly right and that should lead republicans why one of the apparent planks in the 2020 platform will be that abortion should be criminalized BUT only after 20 weeks!! If this is true (and we in Georgia are currently being bombarded with Republican ads for our 2 senators up for re-election touting their “hard stance” on abortion and in the next breath saying they support the bill to criminalize abortions AFTER 20 weeks.

        How can they ever now claim life begins at conception? Medical science is already saving babies born just after 20 weeks so what happens when that creeps below 20 weeks? Regardless of that, a human “life” begins at conception in the dyes of God as well as many states having criminal laws against injuring or killing a “fetus” in utero based on “it” being a human life but then, purely for political reasons rather than science, such laws exempt abortionists from its coverage.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Linda K. says:

        did they kill that baby?

        Like

    • Moe Grimm says:

      There is going to be a Judgement for this. A horrific Judgement. Not that it changes a thing, but can’t make the language. At first I thought arabic, but then french? Their tone is amazing as if they’re meeting over lunch. I wonder what the father would have said, either way, had he saw this.

      Liked by 1 person

  22. Has anyone on here actually left a state because of legislation or political climate?

    If so how long did you live there before leaving and would you consider yourself a native?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Billie smith says:

      My husband and I are Virginia born and bred. We are leaving the state as soon as we are able. Embarrassed to admit being a Virginian any longer.

      Like

      • Sadly I have started to feel that way. Live in the valley and love it. Use to live in RVA, do not miss it a bit. With the current political direction whether it is 2and amendment, minimum wage, or status removal I’m just fed up.

        Lived in a few other states for short times. This is home but it is slowly starting to slip away 😟. Where do you think youd move to?

        Like

  23. Peter says:

    Did any of the Treeper crew see this. It was Epic!

    DeAnna Lorraine is really going all in in Pelosi’s district!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Dora says:

    Liked by 2 people

  25. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ infidels! For those of us that only saw the 15 second clip yesterday….

    Liked by 5 people

  26. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Good morning.

    Thanks, WeeWeed

    Liked by 1 person

  27. wtd says:

    The following tweet includes a valuable discussion between TNA’s Christian Gomez and New Zealand researcher/author/film-maker Trevor Loudon exposing “Red Diaper Baby” Mayor Pete’s
    background.

    The Democrat leadership race is between Sanders’ Bolsheviks, and Buttigieg’s Menshoviks
    Mayor Pete Buttiegieg out of South Bend, Indiana, has recently been propped up by the mass media over just entertaining the idea of making a run in 2020 for President…

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Angus D says:

    Not far from Daytona, they had an outlaw drag race, and this…….

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Sepp says:

    . . . but deliver us from the Evil One.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Sepp says:

    To Ponder

    Let me ponder on the Lord Jesus as joy:

    1. As the joy that enlightens the whole human spirit.
    2. As the joy that activates and strengthens in man all his capacity for good.
    3. Joy in His name, His words, His acts and His inspiration.

    From “The Prologue from Ohrid” by Saint Nikolai (Serbian-born Bishop who reposed in the USA and was a former prisoner at Dachau) for today – February 4th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sepp says:

      The Holy New Martyr Joseph was born in Aleppo. He had pressure put upon him by the Turks to embrace islam. Joseph not only refused, but began to denounce the falsehood of islam and extol the Christian faith. For this he was tortured and beheaded in 1686.

      He is commemorated today – February 4th – on the traditional Calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church.

      Liked by 3 people

  31. Sepp says:

    From “My Life in Christ” by Saint John of Kronstadt.

    “Grant me, Lord, grace to renounce myself, this devil that I have become by inheritance from Adam. Lord Jesus, the New Adam, change me; make a new man of me; let me be clothed in Thee.”

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Dora says:

    Liked by 1 person

  33. muckeyduck says:

    Second Q article in American Thinker.

    You can doubt the authenticity of Qanon, but I think you would have to admit that the Qanon movement has awakened many people. You may, if honest about it, recognize the value of having tens of thousands of people research and uncovering information that would slip by even the most acute individual observer.

    I read a meme the other day that said something like “Qanon – The first cult that ask followers to think for themselves”, so if as many readers here maintain, that Q is a Deep State distraction, that claim is preposterous.

    Q: The Silent War Continues
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/q_the_silent_war_continues.html

    Liked by 1 person

  34. Moe Grimm says:

    Spotted this off a redirect this a.m. Last week PDT made an unannounced appearance at his hotel in Mordor and there was a group of Evangelical women there who spontaneously did this. Glad I spotted it and wanted to post it here. Their full prayer is embedded within the article if you can’t hear it like me… https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8004669/Extraordinary-moment-group-evangelical-women-pray-Donald-Trump.html?ico=embedded

    Liked by 1 person

    • GB Bari says:

      Good event for our President.

      Idiotic comments from the typical Satan-inspired Leftists in the comments underneath so don’t even bother going there.

      Like

    • mandy says:

      Wow I had missed this:

      “Just last month, [Paula] White was hit with backlash after calling for ‘all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now’ during a sermon.”

      uh…YIKES.

      Like

  35. willthesuevi says:

    Hey AdRem,
    Saw you loved John Denver on the “reminder” thread.

    I had the opportunity to meet and visit with John Denver when I was 19. He was as personable and cool as his public persona. Even got to listen in on a private jam session with him. One of my neater memories.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sepp says:

      John Denver was born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.

      His father’s family and ancestors were among the Germans who moved to Russia to create colonies of farmers and then moved to the USA (and elsewhere) after some generations.

      As a group, the Germans from Russia are very active in maintaining their family histories and traditions.

      Liked by 2 people

      • willthesuevi says:

        Know the story well. My family are Volga German; Alt Doenhoff, in the Saratov region. I am guessing you are Volga German as well?

        Like

    • Ad rem says:

      How awesome for you! I saw him live at the old Inglewood Forum and again at the old Universal Amphitheatre in LA…back in the day. That was the first time I learned what marijuana smelled like. Remember, “Far out!”? Good times….. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  36. Boots says:

    Bloomberg on guns: “It’s the job of law enforcement to have guns that kill.”

    ———-

    Law enforcement killing with guns.

    Like

  37. Boots says:

    A woman’s equal right

    Like

  38. David says:

    Hello my American friends, here is your Israeli friend again. Israel is going to its third elections after two other elections in the past year did not come to a victory for any of the sides. The elections are in the beginning of March. It’s a bad system and Netanyahu needs to get many additional people who stayed home to go out and vote. His campaign is all based on locating those people who support him and didn’t go and vote and get them to vote. I do not have a clue what will happen. According to polls it’s again a deadlock. Basically the parliament has 120 sits and the big party must join a coalition with the smaller parties and form a block of no less than 61 sits in order to for a government. It’s a British system that was adopted after the British left Israel.
    Anyways I posted here a song from a few days ago. Netanyahu sings. It’s Psalm:147. I think the words are from King David, thousands of years ago. (As a note “Zion” means “Israel”, “the land of Israel” or “Jerusalem”). Enjoy:

    Liked by 3 people

  39. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

    Liked by 4 people

  40. auscitizenmom says:

    A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Gen. Flynn:

    Prayer to St. Michael

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
    be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
    who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

    Liked by 2 people

  41. Pokey says:

    God, If you are aware of everything, please help Ryan Newman to survive his crash at the end of the Daytona 500. He is a good man and has entertained millions of us with his driving ability over the last 20 years. Please help his doctors.

    This is my prayer request for everyone on here tonight.

    Like

  42. H.M.P.D. says:

    Message From NASCAR~
    Ryan Newman is in serious condition but his doctors indicate his injuries are not life threatening.
    THANK YOU GOD!

    Liked by 1 person

  43. Pokey says:

    I just heard he is alive but in serious condition in the hospital. They say his injuries are not life threatening. God has blessed him.

    Liked by 1 person

  44. Like

  45. Troublemaker10 says:

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s